Lash extensions are a great way to shorten your beauty routine and feel fabulous without a full face of makeup on. Skip the mascara and eyeliner and look naturally beautiful with minimal work. However, for people that have never had lash extensions there are certain things you must and shouldn’t do to keep your lashes at their best.
What’s the do’s and don’ts of a fresh set of lash extensions?
First major rule of lash extensions, avoid getting lashes wet for the first 24 hours. The lash glue is still slowly curing for a minimum of 12 hours. To get the longest lasting hold you do not want to disturb this process. It can take 24 to 48 hours at most until the lash extension glue is completely cured. Try to avoid anything that may effect the cure of your lashes such as, working out, steam rooms, crying, rubbing your eyes, using any oil based product near your eyes etc.
Do not get your lashes wet for 24 hours
Do not apply any aftercare product for 24 hours (including lash extension sealer)
Avoid strong wind
Resist touching the lashes
This may seem like a lot of rules to follow but after your initial 24 hours the rules are very simple.
How to clean lash extensions?
Use an oil-free lash cleanser explicitly formulated for eyelash extensions, such as Eyelash Club’s lash cleanser for $14.95. In the morning and evening, apply 1 pump of foam cleanser to each eye and gently wash them to ensure all debris and oils have been removed. Make sure to close your eyes to avoid getting cleanser in them. It also helps to do one eye at a time so you can still see what you’re doing. Rinse your eyes with water, then brush your extensions with a spoolie to keep them fluffy and detangled. This is the single most important step to keep the retention of your lashes.
Clean every morning and night
No oil based cleansers
Can mascara be applied to lash extensions?
Technically the answer is yes, but our answer is no. If you are still attached to the idea of mascara there are some mascaras that are formulated for lash extensions, however that does not mean it won’t cause premature loss of your extensions. Our advice is to ditch your mascara permanently. As long as you have your lash extensions you will never need mascara again. Mascara will clump the lashes together and cause major extension loss. Your extensions will always look much better before applying mascara since lash extensions are to be used as a replacement for mascara.
If you follow all these tips your lashes will have the best retention possible. If you have any more questions feel free to reach out to your Eyelash Club lash tech for help or more information.
Your eyes are the main focal point of your face! With eyelash extensions, you will reap the benefits not only for others but more importantly for yourself! The way your represent yourself, whether you are in a professional setting or not, will go a long way with people. If you are able to express confidence from within you are guaranteed to be taken more seriously.
Confidence is Key
It is truly amazing what eyelash extensions can do for a person within. Since our eyes are the first thing people notice about us when they look at us, having extensions just adds an extra pop like never before! When you look good, you feel good. It is proven that having confidence will get you very far in the direction you are heading. With lash extensions, you are sure to explore a new level of confidence within yourself that you never knew you had. You will start receiving compliments left and right, which is an obviously confidence booster. Not only that, but you will also find your inner self benefitting as well.
Outlook on life
When you are able to own your self-confidence, your self-esteem will automatically rise! The benefits of eyelash extensions go way beyond the extensions themselves. When you have on beautiful lashes, with almost no makeup needed after that, your outlook on everyday activities will change tremendously!
The beauty of having eyelash extensions is the fact that you can wake up and instantly look and feel flawless! Some concerns that lash wearers might have is the idea of showering. This is a very common worry as we all want our lashes to stay on for as long as possible. The great part about lash extensions is that you do not have to change up your shower routine at all!
Right After a Full Set/Fill
If you have just received a full set of fresh lashes, or a fill, you will want to wait 24-48 hours before running them under water. The lash adhesive is waterproof, and meant for these kind of activities, but since the glue is still fresh it needs time to fully sit. This is a standard time period before fully allowing water to run through them.
When showering, allow as much water to run through your lash extensions as you want because they too need to be cleaned. There can easily be unnoticeable bacteria or dirt stuck in between your extensions. Making sure that you clean your lashes is just as important as cleaning your body. You want to make sure you avoid heavy water pressure on your extensions.
You should keep in mind that any activity that involves steam, or heat, will loosen the bond of your lash extensions. Activities such as hot yoga, or going into a sauna are not usually recommended when your lashes are freshly applied. The more moisture you allow on your extensions the more chance of the adhesive wearing down. This is completely normal as any lash glue is not permanent. These are some tips to keep in mind with lash extensions.
When going into your eyelash appointment it is best to have a good idea of the style of lashes you want! Understanding the difference of each eyelash extension option you have available to you will help you make this decision. Everyone has a unique eye shape and face shape. These factors will allow you to determine which of the 3 styles best fits you. If you are still unsure, your lash tech will give you her best opinion on what would be best for your set of eyes.
If you are looking for a more simple look, then classic lash extensions is the style for you! Although these are the least dramatic set of lashes you can get, they are still noticeable and full. The whole point of getting eyelash extensions is so you can achieve the look as if you are wearing mascara/false lashes. The classic lash set is for those who do not want as full or dramatic lashes. These lashes will provide you with just enough length to be recognizable, yet subtle at the same time. If it is your first time getting lash extensions, it is recommended that you start off with classic to see how you like them.
A hybrid set of lash extensions are the perfect blend of fluffy and subtle lashes. This style is not overwhelmingly intense, and still gives your eyes an extra pop. Hybrid lashes give you a more dramatic look. You should try this style first if you are not sure if you are ready for the ultimate volume set. Depending on the size of your face and your eyes, you will want to have your lash tech examine what is the best fit for you. You cannot go wrong with this style! You get the luxury of having full lashes, while not being so intense.
Now for volume! Out of the three styles, volume lash extensions are the most full and fluffy. If you want that dramatic look, as if you are always wearing false lashes then this is the style for you! The volume set is the most dramatic, as the most lash extensions are applied with this style. Your lashes will be both thicker and longer in length with a volume set.
No matter what style extensions you chose to get, the after care process is the same for all. Make sure you are cleaning your lashes a minimum of once a day with a foam cleanser in order to keep your lashes fresh and looking brand new each and every day! 🙂
With eyelash extensions you get the luxury of having beautifully full lashes 24/7! There are many myths regarding eyelash extensions that you should be aware of. Lash extensions should be pain-free and hassle-fee. It is important to set the record straight on these false interpretations on extensions.
One myth that needs to be addressed before deciding to apply eyelash extensions is that they ruin your natural lashes. This is completely untrue. If your eyelash extensions are applied correctly and properly, they do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Your own natural lash thickness and length should be taken into consideration before choosing the proper styles and fibers specifically for you. In order for there to be no damage to your natural lashes, the fibers should be 3mm longer than your own lashes. If you choose to wear longer lashes for a long period of time, they might weigh down your lash roots.
Your lashes should not have too much glue on them or else they will become irritated. Make sure that your lash tech does your lashes by going through each individual lash. This allows for a more clear and clean set of extensions. Your lashes are constantly growing even with your lash extensions. So it is important that you clean them and take proper care of your extensions.
Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and may actually damage your natural lashes. If you notice that your lashes are diminishing over time, there are lash serums to help with growth. With the proper technique you should have no worries about your natural lashes falling out. This is a myth that makes potential users hesitant. It is all about the proper lash care and the lash techs expertise.
The luxury of eyelash extensions is the simplicity that comes with it! You no longer have to spend hours and hours doing your makeup. With lash extensions there is no need for mascara, or eyelash curlers. Your makeup routine just got so much quicker!
Quick & Easy
When you wake up in the morning, the motivation to put a full face of makeup on can be hard to come by. With eyelash extensions, you have already saved yourself so much time and effort! If you still choose to wear makeup with your extensions, the only products you really need are your facial products. Everyone has their own personal preferences on the amount of makeup you put on.
If you want to wear eye-makeup, it is good idea to avoid mascara at all costs! You absolutely do not need to apply any mascara because your lashes will automatically look full and fluffy. If you prefer using mascara regardless, it is recommended to use non oil-based products. When it is time to do your eyes, the only products you should be putting on your eyelash extensions are your eyelash wand. After every appointment you will get an eyelash wand to comb out your lashes after a night of sleeping. Your lashes can get a little messy when you are sleeping, so combing them through when you wake up will put them all back into there proper place.
Not putting on any mascara, or even eye makeup in general, allows you to have more free time in the mornings. Like most of us, our morning are stressful and hectic. Lash extensions are great to have to help save us some valuable time before we head off to start the day. You do not have to worry about the struggle of removing your eye-makeup at the end of the night either! Although if you are wearing eye-makeup it is recommended to use a cotton swab to remove top eyeliner or eyeshadow.
Always remember that the products you put on your face should be all oil-free! Oil-based products loosen the bond of the eyelash glue and will cause fallout earlier than expected.
If you have eyelash extensions you are already pretty familiar with the overall process. If you have never received eyelash extensions before than here is what you should expect! 😉
Once you go into your lash appointment you will first have to wash your natural lashes so your lash tech can work on clean lashes. You do not want to wear a lot of makeup when going in to get a first full set because you will end up washing your eyelashes before the process starts. Your professional lash tech will then have you lie down to examine your lashes. Each person has a unique set of lashes and no persons lashes are the same. The shape of your eye is also a factor your lash tech is going to take into careful consideration.
You have the option of choosing a classic, hybrid, or volume set. Your lash tech will give her best opinion on what size and thickness of lashes to put on you. There will be a white pad placed underneath your eyes so each lash is clearly visible. A piece of tape will be placed on your upper lid extended to your eyebrow so your lash tech can get a more precise setting. Once this is done, your master lash artist will work their magic! 😉
If you are receiving a first set, expect the process to take around 2/2.5 hours depending on the style of lashes you want. If you are just receiving a fill, this process is much shorter lasting around 1 hour.
Once your beautiful lash extensions are on, your lash tech will brush through them making sure there are no stickies. You will be advised to not run them through water for 48 hours and to stay away from steam. This is because the glue is so fresh we do not want them falling off. After the first 48 hours you should wash them everyday with a light foam cleanser. Make sure your cleanser is oil free as oil-based products will loosen the bond of the glue.
Taking care of you lashes is extremely important so you do not get any bacteria or makeup built up in them. You will be much more pleased with how long your extensions will last with the proper care.
The process is simple: wash your lashes and sit back and relax while your lash tech works her magic! 😉
When you get beautiful lash extensions from Eyelash Club, there are some things you should be aware of so they stay full and fluffy for a longer period of time. There are certain products that you can and can’t use with lash extensions. All lash wearers should understand what certain products can do to your lashes!
A product that we recommend our client to use to clean their lash extensions is LashPure Eyelash and Eyelid Cleanser. This is a soft, foamy cleanser that is not too harsh on your extensions. You want to remove all of your makeup first. Then, you want to wash your eyelashes. Do so by mixing the cleanser with some water in your hands and gently brushing them down through your lash extensions. You want to make sure you do not rub left and right on your lashes, as this will loosen the bond of the glue. Gently run your fingers down your lashes to remove any excess bacteria or dandruff that may be built up in your extensions.
Products to use with eyelash extensions are your normal everyday products. Make sure that the products you put on your face are oil-free. If your makeup has oils in it, the chances of you loosing lashes increases. When removing makeup, an excellent product to use is Garnier’s Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water. The main aspect you need to focus on is choosing oil-free products. You can wear oil-free mascara, although it is not necessary with extensions. When you apply mascara to your lashes only apply it to the tips of the lashes. Avoid running the product all the way from the root of the eyelash to the tip as this will affect the bondage of the glue on your lashes.
You want to make sure you stay away from oil-based products as these will loosen the glue and you will see more fallout than normal. Be sure to check the labels on your makeup products to see if they are oil-free before purchasing. You do not need to wear mascara with lash extensions as you will automatically have full lashes everyday you wake up. If you choose to wear mascara, a highly recommended one for lash extensions is Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara. This is oil-free, and not water proof.
Your eyes are the main focal point of your face, so why not make them even more beautiful than they already are? Lash extensions give your eyes that extra pop that every girl is looking for. The best part about lash extensions is not having to apply any makeup! The benefits to getting eyelash extensions seem to be endless!
Look Good, Feel Good
With eyelash extensions, you will look and feel better! Everywhere we look in the media, and in advertisements, we see high end moguls and models with beautiful lashes. The icons that we view play an huge part in our personal self esteem. We want to feel as good as the stars we look up to!
Eyelash extensions instantly enhance your eyes. They will look bigger, brighter and more youthful! The lashes will also bring out the color of your eyes. You will soon start to see the compliments pouring in, as your confidence will increase with it. When you look good, you feel good!
You can still do everything you did before. Eyelash Club extensions look natural and are weightless; you will most likely forget that you are wearing them! After the first 48 hours, you can go about your business as normal. You can even swim and shower with the lashes.
You will also have time to spare. No more rushing in the morning to put on your makeup and get out the door. With lash extensions you can throw away all your mascara products as you won’t need them at all! You can sleep in a little longer, because Eyelash Club’s extensions naturally frame and emphasize your eyes, so curling your lashes and applying eye makeup is not necessary anymore. Also, you don’t have to bother taking off eye makeup once the day is done.
With lash extensions you will have the ease of getting ready in the morning. These natural, yet eye-catching, extensions will brighten up your face for all to see! 🙂